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Kelantan Health Department denies ape in Gua Musang positive COVID-19

05/08/2021 12:41 AM

KOTA BHARU, Aug 4  -- The Kelantan Health Department has denied an allegation that an ape in Gua Musang was tested positive for COVID-19.

Its director Datuk Dr Zaini Hussin said the department did not conduct COVID-19 screening tests on animals.

"It is unreasonable; we do not do a swab test on apes," he said briefly when contacted today.

He said this when asked to comment on a viral post on Facebook which displayed a picture of an ape wearing a pink bracelet, allegedly for being COVID-19 positive.


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